Sunday, April 06, 2008

EW Oscar '09 Buzz "Article" VS My Predictions for their "Article"

So, when Entertainment Weekly puts on it's cover "Oscar '09: The Buzz Has Begun. Already," you'd think there might be a little bit of content. Yet, this cover tease correlates with less than a quarter a page of text...and no pictures!

The "article" primarily mentions that Oscar-winning films normally come out in the last month of the year, and Dave Karger's "article" goes on to list some movies coming out in the last part of 2008. And even weirder than the cover tease, goes on to end his "article" to give some details about Duplicity and State of Play, both slated to come out in 2009.

Alas, I knew in writing my last post predicting the content of this article that I didn't know what to expect, but I think I truly expected a little more.

Here's how there "article" compared to my list...

1. Films/Performances that EW mentioned and I predicted they'd mention:

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman & Australia; Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet & Revolutionary Road; Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

2. Films/Performances that EW mentioned that I did not predict they'd mention:

Keira Knightley & The Duchess; Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo & Blindness; Russell Crowe & Leonardo DiCaprio in Untitled Ridley Scott Project*; Viggo Mortesen, Charlize Theron & Cormac Macarthy's The Road;

3. Films/Performances I predicted that EW would mention, but did not:

Jamie Foxx & The Soloist; Wall-E; Frank Langella & Frost/Nixon; Heath Ledger & The Dark Knight; Kate Winslet & The Reader; Angelina Jolie & Changeling; Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymore Hoffman & Doubt.

For those of you keeping score at home, EW listed 7 buzz films for 2008. In my list of 10, I only predicted 3. What can you do about it?

* This untitled project is called Body of Lies

1 comment:

Fox said...

I like how EW predicts Keira Knightly, Cate Blanchett, and Nicole Kidman to be nominated ... which they very likely could be ... just because they are Keira Knightly, Cate Blanchett, and Nicole Kidman.

p.s. Is it the greatest hoax of the 21st Century that Keira Knightly is considered a good actress? If she was ugly and didn't have an accent she'd be a secretary.

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